vintage fascination no. 109

Last week I dropped into one of my favorite thrift stores in between stops during some last-minute Christmas shopping.

Consistently, you guarantee yourself that you won’t hold up till the final moment to do your vacation shopping, yet see this, it’s the prior week to Christmas and you haven’t got any presents. The greatest concerns of a final moment shopping are surpassing the spending plan. Prior to going to the store, create a rundown of the amount you’d like to spend on every individual you are purchasing for, and adhere to it.

Boy, I’m glad that I did.  Here’s what I found.Loved this crusty bread box on sight.  The green graphic looks like the quilt squares that people paint on barns.  I’m not sure how I’m going to put it to use, but for now, it is joining my bread box and picnic basket collection in the sunroom.

Then I couldn’t believe my eyes when I spied this Wedgwood cup and saucer.  It is blue embossed ivy Queen’s Ware.  The bottom of each piece has the Wedgwood trademark printed in color.

Wedgwood starting using this circular mark in 1940 indicating that the piece is Wedgwood of Etruria & Barlaston Embossed Queen’s Ware, made in England.  They added a circled R in 1974 to show that the name Wedgwood is a registered trademark.  Since the circled R isn’t on my teacup or saucer it predates 1974.

Then on the same shelf, I saw this Anchor Hocking snack set still in the original box.  A while back, I went to a bridal shower where the hostess served us on a classic snack plate with a teacup.

It isn’t uncommon for a bridal shower or tea party hostess in the south to use these time-honored pressed glass sets.  The hostesses mother loaned her several sets for the shower. This grape motif Serva-Snack set appears to be unused.

I couldn’t pass up these mid-century handmade pink crocheted drinking glass coasters.  Takes me back to simpler times when people sat on the porch with some lemonade or sweet ice tea with a little drinking glass coaster or doily slipped onto the glass to keep it from sweating on your hand or the furniture.

For 95 cents this wooden box with a French graphic just had to come home with me.  It is not vintage but such a bargain that I will find a use for it.

Don’t forget that the Vintage Charm party opens at 8:00am EST Thursday, December 29th, we would love to see you there.


  1. loveyoumoredesigns says:

    That bread box and Serve A Snack set are awesome! I still have a similar chip and dip set of my mom’s from the 1970’s. Don’t you love it when you get a good haul? Yay for you. xokathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

  2. Florence says:

    Wow, Sharon! You lucked up on some great finds!!! The wedgwood is beautiful and love the vintage snack set. In fact all the finds are awesome. Wish I had access to your thrift store!!

  3. Rita C. (Panoply) says:

    Lucky you! I remember my mother having those AH serving sets, and using them for at least 3 sisters’ bridal showers. 🙂 I love the box!!

  4. Kathy Moreland says:

    Such fabulous finds! Glad you rescued them! Happy New Year!

  5. Karen says:

    Amazing finds! Many times I have been served something on one of those serving sets. The cup and saucer are really beautiful with such detail.

  6. Laura says:

    Oh my gosh- such amazing finds!!! I love it all!


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